The 9 Essential Forklift Training Courses You Should Take 

Forklift training doesn't simply involve learning how to operate a lift truck. Read on to find out about Wayco's wide range of forklift training programs designed to help your employees work safely and efficiently. Contact Wayco today to book your next training session.


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Forklift trainingForklift training can help keep your workers safe


9 Forklift Training Courses Offered by Wayco

Wayco offers 9 comprehensive forklift training courses designed to keep your workers safe and help them operate the equipment they are using more effectively and efficiently. Our courses are taught by trained professionals and where required, are designed to comply with government regulations.


1. New Operator Forklift Training

Wayco's New Operator Forklift Training program is specifically designed for the beginner or novice operators. It includes both in-class instruction and hands-on training where you can practice operating an actual forklift. Your knowledge and performance will be evaluated and upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued your certification which Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires all forklift operators to have.

Who Is It For? Any beginner or novice forklift operator

What Topics Will Be Covered?


Training-ClassEvery new forklift operator is required by law to take forklift training


2. Operator Refresher Forklift Training Course

The OHSA requires that every forklift operator should renew their certification every 3 years. The Operator Refresher course will go over the basics of safe forklift operation and well as the government legislation and guidelines that pertain to lifting devices and their use. Taking this course will give you the renewed certification that you need in order to continue operating a forklift.

Who Is It For? Certified operators needing to renew their certification

What Topics Will Be Covered?


operator refresher courseForklift operators need to renew their certification every 3 years


3. Elevated Work Platform Training

Elevating Work Platform training will provide you with basic information on elevating work platforms. Operating these devices safely requires knowledge, skill, and serious commitment to safety. Our course is designed for both new and experienced operators. After the training, your employer must also provide you with oral, written, and hands-on instruction on the specific machine you will be working with, including the specific hazards you could encounter in the workplace.

Who Is It For? Any person operating an aerial lift - both new and experienced operators

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Aerial boom lift basics
  • Rules and regulations
  • Types of elevated work platforms
  • Main parts and their functions
  • Safety systems
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Limitations, hazards, and controls

forklift safety trainingIf you are operating an elevated lift, you should get the proper training


4. Propane Cylinder Exchange Training

Our Propane Cylinder Exchange training program is designed for those people who are operating or working with industrial propane-powered forklifts. Propane is a form of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and it can be dangerous if not handled properly. Our course will train you on the safe handling, exchange, and filling procedures of a propane cylinder. Our course meets all relevant government and industry standards and all trainers have been certified.

Who Is It For? Those who work with industrial propane-powered forklifts

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Safe handling and transportation of propane tanks
  • Exchanging and filling procedures
  • Health and safety hazards
  • Changing propane tanks on industrial propane-powered forklifts


LPG ForkliftPropane can be very dangerous and needs to be properly handled


5. Fall Arrest Training

Wayco's Fall Arrest training program is designed for any person working at elevations to comply with the provincial law requirements to be trained in fall protection safety. Our course will provide you with an understanding of your responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist, the use and inspection of the required equipment, and the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall.

Who Is It For? Any person working at elevations

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Basic safety training for working at elevations and when fall protection is required
  • Applicable safety legislation and standards
  • Personal fall arrest system and safety net installation
  • Components of a safety walk-around checklist
  • How to perform a hazard assessment
  • Rescue and escape planning
  • Fall protection systems and different types of anchors
  • How and why falls can happen
  • Pre-use inspection of safety equipment
  • How to inspect and adjust a harness and how to use fall protection equipment


Fall Arrest TrainingFall Arrest training will teach you how to be safe if you are working at heights


6. Pedestrian Awareness Training

Wayco's Pedestrian training program will cover the basic hazards related to forklifts and the rules that should be followed to ensure the safety of any pedestrian in close proximity to a lifting device. This course is designed to help you and those who work around you to reduce the risk of pedestrian-related accidents and to save lives.

Who Is It For? Anyone working with or around forklifts

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Basic hazards of working with and around forklifts
  • Rules to follow for the safety of pedestrians

Pedestrian Awareness CoursePedestrian awareness training reduces the risk of accidents involving pedestrians in the workplace


7. Battery Training Program

Our Battery Training program combines both hands-on practical training as well as theoretical training. You will learn all about batteries including how to maintain, transfer, charge, and water them as well as safety protocols related to battery use. The "Battery & Charger Training Program has been introduced to many warehouse and manufacturing facilities all across Ontario, resulting in lower rates of injuries to employees and damage to equipment. Each participant will take a theoretical test and upon completi0n receive a certificate.

Who Is It For? Anyone working with battery powered forklifts or lifting devices

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Introduction to the battery
  • Daily maintenance practices
  • Battery transfer procedures
  • Battery charging and equalizing charge
  • Battery watering
  • Using a hydrometer
  • Emergency procedure in case of an acid spill
  • Malfunctioning battery


Forklift Battery Care ProgramA battery training program will teach you how to maintain, transfer, charge, and water batteries


8. Lockout/Tagout Training

Wayco's Lockout/Tagout training program will teach you about this safe work practice that ensures that dangerous machines and energy sources are properly shut off and not unexpectedly started up before the completion of maintenance or servicing work. The course covers a range of topics, including the basic procedures for lockout and tagout, and information about the responsibilities of manufacturers, employers, supervisors, and employees regarding hazardous energy control. We recommend that you renew your training every 3 years

Who Is It for? All authorized employees who service or maintain equipment, as well as equipment operators and any other affected employees who work in the area where lockout/tagout is being performed as required by the OHSA. Additionally, temporary personnel, as well as outside service and contractor personnel, must also be trained in hazardous energy control.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Shutting down, isolating, blocking, & securing the machine
  • Safely placing, removing, & transferring of lockout/tagout devices
  • Testing the machine & verifying energy is locked out
  • Identifying the responsible person for lockout/tagout



Lockout/ Tagout training should be taken every three years


The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a Canada-wide system designed to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. Wayco offers WHMIS training for your employees. Under WHMIS, there are three ways in which information on hazardous materials is to be provided: labels on the containers of hazardous materials, material safety data sheets to supplement the label with detailed hazard and precautionary information, and worker education programs.

Who Is It For? Anyone working where there is hazardous materials

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Hazard classification
  • Cautionary labeling of containers
  • Provision of material safety data sheets
  • How to work safely with and around hazardous material


forklift inspectionsIf you work around hazardous material, you need WHMIS training


Wayco: For the Finest and Widest Range of Forklift Training in Ontario

If you are looking for the best and most effective forklift training in Ontario, contact Wayco today. Wayco offers national coverage, local service, and we train both individuals or groups at your facility or ours. Our training is so effective that we also have a 98% pass rate.

Our Safe Operation of a Lift Truck/Forklift Program is an excellent way for you to ensure forklift safety in your workplace. With our training you will experience:

  • Innovative training practices
  • Affordable pricing
  • Flexible and professional trainers
  • Comprehensive in-class and practical experience

Contact Wayco today to book your next session.



"Exceptional quality and service. Left the training class with more than I expected. Looking forward to being a repeat customer; good thorough training class."- Kevin

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If you are looking for top quality forklifts, contact Wayco. We sell the best forklifts you can buy and our knowledgeable staff will be able to help you choose the perfect model that will best suit your particular applications. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and we can even provide top-notch safety training for your operators. Contact Wayco today for all of your forklift needs.


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